Yes, see Monte Carlo Utility on the website. You may find our external Monte Carlo easier to use, however, because Monte Carlo summaries are provided automatically. See Example 11.6.
Shane Allua posted on Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 4:03 pm
Hello, If an external monte carlo is used with data generated outside of Mplus, how can the output be saved to another datafile? I tried SAVEDATA RESULTS but received an error message. Alternatively, I tried using RUNALL in 4.2, but could not get that to work either. I have changed the runstart file program but get an error that states "RUNONE.BAT is not recognized as an internal of external command." I have the directory of the MS-DOS pointing to the file where the RUNALL programs are located - is this correct?
Please send the output for the external Monte Carlo and your license number to firstname.lastname@example.org. I would not be able to say what the problem is without seeing the full output and the error message.
Shane Allua posted on Monday, January 15, 2007 - 12:18 am
Hi Linda, I was able to get the SAVEDATA RESULTS option to work using external Monte Carlo. I asked for TECH11 in the OUTPUT - is this information output to RESULTS? Also, the results file has the following: RESULTS SAVING INFORMATION
Order of data
Parameter estimates (saved in order shown in Technical 1 output) Standard errors (saved in order shown in Technical 1 output) H0 Loglikelihood Information Criteria : Number of Free Parameters Information Criteria : Akaike (AIC) Information Criteria : Bayesian (BIC) Information Criteria : Sample-Size Adjusted BIC Information Criteria : Entropy Information Criteria : Entropy